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Ride with Armstrong? It will cost you $30,000

FILE PHOTO: Cyclist Lance Armstrong of the U.S. (C) cycles with a team of riders as he takes part in Geoff Thomas's 'One Day Ahead' charity event during a stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Muret to Rodez, France, July 16, 2015. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong made a low key return to the Tour de France on Thursday when the American cancer survivor set off on a charity ride that follows the route of this year's race. REUTERS/Fred Lancelot/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is offering people the chance to join him for five days riding around Mallorca – but guests will have to fork out a hefty $30,000.

The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2012 after being found guilty of multiple doping offences, set up a programme ‘The Move Mallorca’, named after his cycling podcast.

The event, advertised by tour operators Out There, offers 12 riders the chance to enjoy five days of cycling on the Spanish island of Mallorca with Armstrong and his former team mate George Hincapie in September, 2020.

In 2018, Armstrong agreed to pay the federal government $5 million to settle a civil lawsuit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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